Sunday, 4 February 2018

Doctor Who Vs. Bergerac, Series 1

Produced by the BBC in association
with the Australian Seven Network,
this popular crime drama began in
October 1981 and endured for nine
seasons.
Set on the Channel Island of Jersey,
the cast was led by John Nettles as
DS Jim Bergerac (pictured left) of
the Bureau des √Čtrangers within
the State Police.
The show was created, created,
written and produced by former 
Doctor Who script writer Robert 
Banks Stewart (1931-2016) when  
his previous drama Shoestring 
ended. Bob Baker and Dennis 
Spooner also provided screen-
plays here.
Another repeat run of the first, ten-part season concluded on the Drama 
channel last night, and featured Sean Arnold (as Crozier), Annette Badland
(Charlotte), Terence Alexander (Charlie Hungerford), Maureen O'Brien
and forty-six other Doctor Who cast and crew connections:

  • Big Finish guest star Badland was Margaret Blaine (alias Blon Fel Fotch Pasameer-Day Slitheen) in Aliens of London, World War Three and Boom Town, then voiced Queen Karlina for Equilibrium, Thelma for Suburban Hell (both 2015), and Guilana for The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield 4: Ruler of the Universe (2017)
  • Alexander was Lord Ravensworth in The Mark of the Rani
  • David Savile (Gurney) was Lieutenant Jeremy Carstairs in The War Games, Professor Winser in The Claws of Axos, and Colonel Charles Crichton in The Five Doctors
  • James Greene (Alcoholic) was the Abbott in The Bells of Saint John
  • Judith Byfield (Mary) and Peter Dahlsen (Morton) both starred in Time Flight as Angela Clifford/Tannoy Voice and Horton
  • Roland Oliver (Instructor) was Neman in The Keeper of Traken
  • Graeme Eton (Sergeant) was Preba in The Monster of Peladon
  • Jim Dowdall (DC Draycott here; stuntman in Series 7) was a Guerilla in Day of the Daleks, Guard in Genesis of the Daleks, and Warnsman in (part 1 of) Frontios
  • Lloyd McGuire (Officer) and Leon Eagles (Moellendorff) both appeared in The Face of Evil as Lugo and Jabel
  • George Little (Owner) was Haroun ed-Din in The Crusade
  • Jack Galloway (Carnegie) was Captain Joseph Willow in The Awakening
  • David Arlen (Detective) was Warrior Guard in The Mutants
  • John Gillett (Kinthly) was the Gravis in Frontios
  • Neil Hallett (Colonel) was Maylin Renis in Timelash
  • Julian Fox (Manager) was Peter Hamilton in Death to the Daleks
  • John Moore (Joe) and James Duggan (Officer) were both Trojan Guards in The Myth Makers - Moore was also a Prisoner in Frontier in Space (3) with Nancy Gabrielle (Dressmaker)
  • Jay Neill (Waiter) was a Guard in The Enemy of the World (6), Policeman in The Silurians (3), Pikeman in The Masque of Mandragora (2), Silvey in The Invisible Enemy (1), and Klimt in Underworld
  • Anthony Head (Bill) voiced Valentine for Death Comes to Time, and Grayvorn in Big Finish's Excelis saga (2002), before his TV role as Brother Lassar in School Reunion, then voiced Baltazar for The Infinite Quest 
  • Michael Osbourne (Collins) was an Extra in The Myth Makers (2), Guardian in The Ark, and Sorak in The Horns of Nimon
  • Harry Waters (Doctor) and Freddie Earlle (Official) both starred in Warriors' Gate as Royce and Aldo
  • Charles Kay (Westgate) voiced the Curator for Excelis Rising
  • Tenniel Evans (Rev. Jeffrey) was Major Daly in Carnival of Monsters
  • Graham Seed (Reardon) voiced Pyerpoint for The Romance of Crime (BF, 2015)
  • Christopher Villiers (Cowley) was Hugh Fitzwilliam in The King's Demons, Professor Moorhouse in Mummy on the Orient Express, and voiced Cacothis for Absolution (BF, 2007)
  • David Webb (Pathologist) was Leeson in Colony in Space (1)
  • Sarah Douglas (Anne) voiced Gillen for Unbound: Masters of War (BF, 2008), and Vortia Trear for The Lives of Captain Jack (2017)
  • Sean Caffrey (Grant here; Renwick in Series 7) was Lord Palmerdale in Horror of Fang Rock
  • Alan David (Gidleigh) was Gabriel Sneed in The Unquiet Dead, and voiced Castellan Kanteer for The War Doctor 4 (BF, 2017)
  • Kevin Stoney (Nelson) was Mavic Chen in The Daleks' Master Plan, Tobias Vaughn in The Invasion, and Tyrum in Revenge of the Cybermen
  • George Roubicek (Vance) was Captain Hopper in The Tomb of the Cybermen
  • Geoffrey Leesley (DC Wilson) voiced Paramount Minister Mortund for Arrangements for War (BF, 2004)
  • Gary Watson (Bishop) was Arthur Terrall in The Evil of the Daleks
  • Anne Tirard (Ilse) was Locusta in The Romans (3), and the Seeker in The Ribos Operation
  • Eric Mason (Helmsman) was Smedley in The Sea Devils, and Green in The Mind of Evil
  • Glen Murphy (Scheringer) was a titular Tribesman in Kinda, and Dibber in The Mysterious Planet
  • Geoffrey Bayldon (bernard) was Organon in The Creature from the Pit, then voiced the first Unbound Doctor for both Auld Mortality (2003) and A Storm of Angels (2005)
  • Marc Boyle (Ribot) was stuntman on Terror of the Autons, fight arranger on The Time Warrior, and had roles as Prisoner and UNIT Motorcyclist in The Mind of Evil, Kronos in The Time Monster, and Exxilon in Death to the Daleks
  • Pat Gorman (Policeman) made appearances in eighty-three instalments of the classic series (from The Dalek Invasion of Earth to Attack of the Cybermen)
  • Lawrence Davidson (Inspector) was Draconian First Secretary in Frontier in Space (2)
  • Bernard Ashby was film editor on Arc of Infinity too
  • Steve Goldie was production manager on Terminus too
  • production manager Graeme Harper later directed The Caves of Androzani and Revelation of the Daleks after serving as assistant floor manager on Colony in Space and Planet of the Spiders and production assistant on The Seeds of Doom and Warriors' Gate - he went on to direct thirteen episodes of the revived series (from Rise of the Cybermen to The Waters of Mars), Time Crash and The Sarah Jane Adventures

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